Judged Recitals

Judged Recitals are held between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m., beginning with the 12 and Under group or groups. Programming is determined by number and type of applications and will be announced a week before each recital.

  • October 15, 2017 (Sun.) 2:00-5:30 | Registration Deadline: October 5, 2017
  • November 12, 2017 (Sun.) 2:00-5:30| Music Theater (voice only) Registration Deadline: October 30, 2017 |Requirements specific to this recital (this will be listed as a separate event in 2018-2019)
  • November 19, 2017 (Sun.) 2:00-6:00, Registration Deadline: November 9, 2017
  • December 3, 2017 (Sun.) 2:00-6:00, Strings, Registration Deadline: November 16, 2017
  • January 13, 2018 (Sat.) 2:00-5:30| Registration Deadline: December 28, 2017
  • February 11, 2018  (Sun.) 2:00-5:30 | Registration Deadline:  February 1, 2018
  • February 11, 2018 Honors at 6PM | Registration Deadline: February 4, 2018
  • March 18, 2018 (Sun.) 2:00-5:30| Registration Deadline: March 8, 2018
  • April 28, 2018 (Sat.) 2:00-5:30| Registration Deadline:  April 19, 2018
  • April 29, 2018 (Sun.) 2:00-5:00| Strings| Registration Deadline: April 19, 2018
  • May 13, 2018, only honors at 6PM | Email deadline: May 6, 2018

Honors Recitals
Registration deadlines are for Repertoire Submission – please use the Judged Recital Application to provide us with your student’s repertoire.
Sunday, February 11, 2018: 6:00-8:30 pm | Registration Deadline:  February 4, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018: 6:00-8:30 pm| Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2018

The Woman’s Club of Arlington

$22.00 per student.  All fees are nonrefundable.

1. Please register at mtfest.com

2.  Pay fee online through mtfest.com. Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event. Pay with Visa or Mastercard. After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records. You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.

Andrew Horowitz

Narciso Solero, Sarah Strom, Heather Johnston

For Voice only:  Nancy MacArther and Laura Halick (this event will be listed separately in 2018-2019)

For Strings only:  Sheng-Pang Chien and Cheng-Yin Lin

Time limits are determined by age on date of the recital and are strictly observed:
12 and under – 6 minutes
13 and older – 8 minutes

Students must be taught lessons in person in Northern Virginia.

Any repertoire that fits the time limit is acceptable – students who choose to perform pieces which exceed the time limit will be stopped without bias. Piano soloists must play from memory. Other performers may use a score.  All students must provide a score at the recital for the judges.

NVMTA supports the use of published musical scores. If a photocopy must be used, the NVMTA Photocopy Release Form, signed by a parent or teacher must be submitted to the chairman by email or postmarked at least one week prior to the event. Please submit this form also for music purchased or downloaded from the internet. Students using photocopies (or anything resembling a photocopy), either for themselves or the judges, without having provided the Photocopy Release Form by this deadline may play for comments but will not be eligible to compete.

Honors Recital repertoire need not be the same as that played in the Judged Recital, but is also limited to 6 or 8 minutes, depending upon the age of the performer.

Depending on enrollment, there will be two, three or four recitals on each date. The 12 and under group(s) will begin at 2:00. The 13 and older groups will follow. Students must be prepared to play on any of the day’s recitals for their age group.

Teacher may submit up to three applications per recital date.  If there are more applicants than available recital time, preference will be given to students who have not been selected for Honors in the current or the prior school year. When the programs have been assembled, schedule information will be e-mailed to teachers. Students selected for Honors will be ineligible for further awards during the current school year. However, such students are  welcomed to perform for comments. In addition, all piano students may be considered for inclusion in the Young Artist Musicales, regardless of their award history.

Students should arrive at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the recital, and they must remain for the entire recital. Students who arrive after the welcome announcement may play for comments only; they will not be eligible for honors.

All parent or student questions about an event should be handled by the teacher. Teachers should never give parents or students the phone numbers or e-mail addresses of chairmen. The Chair has no obligation to respond to parent or student inquiries.

Please refer to this link for teacher responsibilities:


The final decision on scheduling and related aspects of each event rests with the Chair.

Students chosen for honors in the October through January Judged Recitals will play at the Honors Recital on February 11, 2018; students chosen in the February through April Judged Recitals will play at the Honors Recital on May 13, 2018.

Please email repertoire to Yoshinori Hosaka  yhjpp@aol.com  no later than Feb. 4, 2018.